For decades, the emirate’s tourism marketing strategy was focussed on luxury resorts and high-end shopping. But the CEO of Dubai’s tourism promotion body, Issam Kazim, says ‘bling’ is no longer the way to attract 20 million visitors by 2020.
The emirate's glitzy side with its sleek restaurants, high-end hotels and luxury shopping malls is no longer the main draw for tourists. Instead, they want to experience the 'real' Dubai and how its residents live.
“People are moving away... Read More
Salvator Mundi, a masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, will be unveiled to the public at Louvre Abu Dhabi on September 18, 2018. Acquired by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) in 2017, Salvator Mundi is one of fewer than 20 known surviving paintings by the Italian Renaissance master, one of history’s greatest and most renowned artists, and is his final work to enter into a cultural institution’s collection.
HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the... Read More
Ibn Battuta Mall is bringing two internationally-acclaimed kids’ shows – Bugs Bunny and his Magical Carrots and The Desert Adventures of Daffy Duck – to the Middle East for the first time as part of an exciting line-up of live entertainment for Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) 2018.
Each show will take place at China Court at 5pm, 6pm and 7.45pm on selected dates from 28 June until 4 August.
Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and prizes for Dubai Summer Surprises
Cartoon favourites Bugs... Read More
Yas Waterworld, the Middle East’s Leading Waterpark, is keeping its doors open to guests throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Yas Waterworld will continue to be operational over the coming weeks. Families and friends across the UAE are invited to enjoy over 40 rides, slides, and attractions as they soak up every last drop of fun this season. As if that wasn’t enough, every purchase of an adult ticket gives a child aged twelve and below the chance to enter the park for free.
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Beach clubs are where a lot of the action is at these days. Lavish suites, fine dining, holistic wellness and lush tropical beauty make it a good place for celebrity spotting.Read More
The annual tourism event, Arabian Travel Market concluded successfully with participation from more than 2,500 exhibitors from over 150 countries and brokering deals worth $2.5 billionRead More
Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) today (Wednesday) launched an exciting new attraction with the inaugural Seaplane flight that landed at Al Zorah Marina 1, Ajman. Also attending the launch were HE Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director General of ATDD; HE Eng. Omar Ahmed Bin Omair Al Muhairi, Director General of Public Transport Corporation in Ajman, Executive Director of the Civil Aviation Department; Mr. Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Director... Read More
A world away from inner city living, Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort is a destination where even the most discerning traveller will discover peace of mind. A mere 90 minutes’ escape from the ordinary to relax in the extraordinary.
Stacked rug linings reminiscent of a colourful Arabic souk and comfortable Majlis style-seating flank the reception, serving as the lobby’s welcome point. To celebrate the past, a mix of sculptural pieces and artworks are showcased throughout and... Read More
Celebrations of festive Novruz, which is marked on March 21, begin a month before the actual holiday with four elements of nature such as Su Chershenbesi (Water Tuesday), Od Chershenbesi (Fire Tuesday) Hava Chershenbesi (Wind Tuesday) and Torpaq Chershenbesi (Earth or Last Tuesday).
This Tuesday also symbolizes the capital of Azerbaijan, since Baku is well-known as 'city of wind. Therefore, citizens of the land of fire and wind have numerous beliefs connected with this magic and airy... Read More
Tourism Authority Thailand (TAT) Dubai and Middle East Office has partnered with Emirates Airline to launch the joint ‘Amazing Thailand Luxury’ campaign. ‘Open to the New Shades’ is the strapline for the campaign, which will be broadcast across digital, online and radio platforms a and put the spotlight on luxury and female-focused travel. Pairat Sukngam, deputy director, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Dubai & Middle East Office, said: “With the world-renowned Thai hospitality of... Read More